Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015
Few authors are better known than Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, yet, to this day, his Secret Art and his fantastical Hat Collection are virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and collected hats which he secreted away in a hidden closet at the Dr. Seuss Estate. This is the first time ever that Dr. Seusss hats have ever traveled outside his home.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seusss second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, a special Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition has been mounted that combines these two secret collections. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, has generously opened up the Estates legendary hat closet to allow the public a peek at Dr. Seusss hat collection. These hats, along with the Secret Art, will travel the country and visit select venues throughout the next year.
The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Beverly Hills exhibition will feature Dr. Seusss never-before-seen hat collection alongside his little-known Secret Art, a series of Estate authorized works adapted and reproduced from Ted Geisels original drawings, paintings, and sculpture. This historic collection has opened the worlds eyes to the extraordinary artistic talent of Dr. Seuss and will be available for viewing and purchase through the run of the exhibition.
In his artwork, as in his personal life, Dr. Seuss saw hats as transformational. And from the time he was a small boy in Springfield, Massachusetts, he was aware of their inherent magic. Far beyond their functionality, hats were the accentthe exclamation pointon a persons behavior. They could entertain, delight and embellish, even tease and taunt, but most of all, hats helped Dr. Seuss deliver a world of life-changing inspiration.
The first recorded mention of Dr. Seusss hat collection came from his sister, Marnie, who visited Ted in New York in the autumn of 1937. She reported in the Springfield Union-News, November 28, 1937, Ted has another peculiar hobbythat of collecting hats of every description. Why, he must have several hundred and he is using them as the foundation of his next book. I have seen him put on an impromptu show for guests, using the hats as costumes. He has kept a whole party in stitches just by making up a play with kitchen knives and spoons for the actors.
That next bookDr. Seusss second of 44became The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition delivers a unique opportunity to view Dr. Seusss superb hat collection and view their direct impact on his works of art. Traveling in a specially retrofitted old fashioned steamer trunk, this exhibition premiered at the New York Public Library, and was the first of a handful of stops across the country. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a selection of hats from Dr. Seusss private collection.
Celebrity signed artwork to travel with Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Touring Exhibition coming to Beverly Hills, California.
Also arriving with this exhibition are signed Green Eggs and Ham: Would You? Could You? In a Car serigraph prints featuring the signature of famed celebrity racecar driver, Jeff Gordon, whose foundation the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric cancer. Mr. Gordons foundation funds programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatments that increase survivorship, and medical research to find a cure.
The Hats Off to Hope! Campaign is a collaboration between Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Chase Art Companies, Random House Childrens Books and the Jeff Gordon Childrens Foundation, to bring hope, comfort and support to thousands of children currently battling cancer in the United States.Each purchase of a Jeff Gordon signed Would You? Could You?In a Carprint will help Chase Art Companies to support Hats Off to Hope!
New York, NY (PRWEB)
June 25, 2015
The Her Universe Fashion Show, hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein, returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with an all new group of aspiring designers. This year, 25 finalists will present their original “geek couture” designs in the runway show to compete for the opportunity to design a limited edition fandom collection with Her Universe for leading specialty retailer Hot Topic. The 2nd annual Her Universe Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, July 9th at 6pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. More than 2,000 fans are expected to attend this exciting runway show celebrating fangirl fashion and pop culture.
The Her Universe Fashion Show is the brainchild of actress Ashley Eckstein. The event not only aims to spotlight fangirl culture but to also support aspiring designers by providing them with a real runway to showcase their one-of-a-kind designs to the world. Two winners one chosen by the audience and one chosen by a panel of judges, will be awarded the unique professional experience of co-designing a fashion line for Hot Topic retail stores. Guest judges joining the Her Universe 2015 Fashion Show panel include Hot Topics SVP of Merchandising and Marketing, Cindy Levitt; singer/songwriter, voice actress and designer, Traci Hines; Manager of Licensing and Merchandising at Sony Pictures Television, Jessica Nubel; and winners from last year’s fashion show, Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine. This year, Andrew MacLaine will be designing the on-stage “geek couture” gowns for host Ashley Eckstein. Actress Ashley Tisdale’s company, Blondie Girl Productions, joins the Her Universe 2015 Fashion Show as a production partner. VP Production and Development of Blondie Girl Productions, Jennifer Tisdale, along with announcer Heath Hyche, will be handling backstage coverage, in addition to contributing as audience commentators. Espionage Cosmetics returns as the hair and make-up sponsors for this year’s event.
“We are so excited to return to San Diego Comic-Con with The Her Universe Fashion Show,” said Ashley Eckstein. “Geek Fashion is a trend that’s not going away and once again we can’t wait to celebrate Fangirl Fashion on the runway. You will not want to miss the stunning pieces created by this year’s designers and the audience will participate by picking one of the winners!”
The 25 talented designers competing in this year’s fashion show come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They’ll be creating women’s fashion looks based on anything that is celebrated at Comic-Con, original or inspired by popular media. The finalists are:Lauren Andrews, Ericka Angiuli, Kelly Cercone, Laura Desch, Daisy Evans, Jessica Gonzalez, Lindsay Hamilton, Kathryn Henzler, Sarah Henzler, Hannah Kent, Kristin Koga, Harmony Leiker, Belinda Mendoza, Jennifer Newman, Emily Ong, Laura Cristina Ortiz, Leetal Platt, Tara Reich, Adria Sanchez-Chaidez, Amy Scott, Kristi Siedow-Thompson, Sam Skyler, Jesse Thaxton, Oseas Villatoro, and Erica Williams.
“Last year’s winners Andrew and Amy Beth blew us away with the amazing Marvel collection they designed for us,” said Cindy Levitt, SVP of Merchandising and Marketing at Hot Topic. “It truly hit home with the fangirl, as well as our fashion customer and was a fantastic success! We can’t wait to do it again this year!”
Ashley Eckstein, Hot Topic and the Her Universe team encourages attendees to come dressed in their own geek-inspired fashion for a chance to be recognized and win prizes. The Her Universe Fashion Show promises to be an evening of fun fanfare with special announcements you will not want to miss!
All media inquiries including attendance and coverage of the fashion show should be directed to Her Universe publicist Dan Madsen at email@example.com.
Her Universe and Hot Topic will also be presenting a special screening of Studio Ghiblis beloved film Spirited Away on Thursday, July 9th at 9pm at the Horton Grand Theatre in San Diegos Gaslamp Quarter. Entry to the screening requires a ticket. Drawings for entry tickets at the Horton Grand Theatre will be held on Thursday, July 9th at 9am in the Autograph Area (upstairs in the Sails Pavilion) of the San Diego Convention Center
About Her Universe
Her Universe was launched in 2010 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein and The Araca Group, a leading theatrical production and brand management company. Ashley and Araca created Her Universe to address the expanding market of female sci-fi and fantasy fans. We entered our first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for BBC America for Doctor Who, and CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek and AMC for The Walking Dead, Nerdist Industries, Marvel and Hasbro for Transformers. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to http://www.heruniverse.com and by following Eckstein & Her Universe on Facebook (facebook.com/HerUniverse) and Twitter (twitter.com/HerUniverse).
About Hot Topic
Hot Topic, headquartered in City of Industry, CA, was the first retailer to make alternative apparel and accessories available to individualistic teens at malls across the country. Today, Hot Topic offers music and pop culture junkies exclusive collectibles, band merchandise, licensed and fashion apparel and accessories. Founded in 1989, Hot Topic operates 663 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at hottopic.com. Find Hot Topic on Twitter (twitter.com/hottopic), Facebook (facebook.com/hottopic), YouTube (youtube.com/hottopic) and Instagram (instagram.com/hottopic).
About Blondie Girl Productions
Blondie Girl Productions is a Los Angeles based production company that develops and produces television and motion pictures with a focus on womens entertainment and is run by sisters Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale. Blondie Girl most recently was one of the producers behind ABC FAMILYs breakout comedy hit Young & Hungry which returns to TV August 12th – but can also now be seen on Netflix & HULU. Ashley Tisdale (President and Founder of Blondie Girl) returned to television in the TBS comedy series Clipped which premiered June 16th. Ashley is no stranger to Comic-con as she voices the character of Candace Flynn in the Emmy Award winning and BAFTA-nominated animated series, Phineas and Ferb on Disney XD and Disney Channel. Blondie Girl Productions focus is to place an emphasis on female characters that defy expectations as well as creating stories that surprise and entertain its fans. Follow Blondie Girl on Twitter @blondiegirlprod and on a Facebook at facebook.com/blondiegirlproductions. You can follow Ashley Tisdale on Twitter @ashleytisdale and Jennifer Tisdale @jenkellytisdale
About San Diego Comic-Con International
Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrat
Marylhurst, Oregon (PRWEB) February 18, 2015
Renowned Northwest artist Dennis Cunningham has an annual tradition make a self-portrait. In the summer of 2014, Cunningham incorporated a high tech approach, starting with a photograph taken with his iPad. He shared the process with the students in his pastel drawing class at Marylhurst University, demonstrating by creating portraits of each student. Pretty soon, Cunningham was creating portraits of employees in the art program, and eventually, in every other department across campus.
In the end, Cunningham had amassed 115 portraits The Faces of Marylhurst Project on exhibit in the Mayer Art Gallery on the Marylhurst campus now through March 12, 2015.
Libby Dawson Farr teaches interior design classes at the university. She calls The Faces of Marylhurst Project a compelling, accessible and enjoyable art exhibition in which we can look the Marylhurst community in the eyes.
In his artists statement, Cunningham writes: This project is more important than the pictures. It is really all about a certain kind of social set of coincidences. It is about constituency. It is about a group of people who strive to work together in a place, in order to make something good happen. It is about us, people who are, or who have been, in a special time and place; all of them associated with the institution of Marylhurst University.
Torey Browne, a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies, echoes Cunninghams remarks: Marylhurst Universitys greatest asset is not the beautiful brick and mortar of her buildings, nor the long and noble mission that she upholds and serves. It is her constituents those who are and have been dedicated to excellence and knowledge that are her true treasures. Dennis Cunningham captures the humanity of Marylhurst University in a herculean undertaking of 115 pastel portraits of faculty, staff, students and administrators affiliated with the university. His selfless gift of this body of work reflects his gratitude and love for those who embody the soul of the university.
On the final day of the exhibition, Cunningham plans to further celebrate the Marylhurst community, presenting each individual with a gift of his or her portrait.
More about The Faces of Marylhurst Project, including Cunninghams process for creating each portrait, can be found on the Marylhurst University blog at: http://www.marylhurst.edu/faces.
Mayer Art Gallery
Mayer Art Gallery is located in the Mayer Art Building on the Marylhurst campus. The building is home to the Department of Art & Interior Designs classrooms and offices. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
About the Artist
While best known for his block prints, Dennis Cunningham is a multi-talented artist. He started his career as a painter, and he regularly teaches classes in metal sculpture, two-dimensional design, and pastel drawing. He also serves as BFA Art Thesis Coordinator at Marylhurst University. Cunningham has a long history of exhibitions, awards, public art works and publications to his credit. He has taught at Marylhurst University since 1986.
About Marylhurst University
Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. Founded in 1893, Oregon’s oldest Catholic university serves nearly 1,300 multigenerational students of all faiths and backgrounds. Marylhurst offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificate programs on campus and online, all of which integrate liberal arts with professional studies and prepare graduates to be ethical leaders who think critically and creatively.
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Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2015
Otis College of Art and Design will host its fourth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10am – 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $ 12 for all day access.
Headlining a day of flying kites and other inflatables will be world-renowned kite artists Tyrus Wong, George Peters, Melanie Walker, Jose Sainz, Ali Fujino, and Ron Gibian.
A special workshop for kids focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) will integrate California Common Core requirements in Science with instruction in Art and Design. Kids will learn about the physics of flight, climate and wind, sustainable materials, and color theory while designing and decorating their own unique kites.
The Kite Festival was developed by Otis College of Art and Designs Creative Action Program to bring families and communities throughout the Los Angeles region together for a fun-filled day of learning, creating art, and kite flying. This year, with generous support from the Hearst Foundations, Drachen Foundation, Art4Moore, the Tides Foundation, and the Home Depot, Otis has secured the funds and supplies to deliver a fantastic community event that will include educational workshops, painting, kite design and flying, and a special plein air drawing workshop.
This event is perfect for the whole family, says Richard Shelton, Director of Creative Action at Otis College of Art and Design. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about the physics of flight while working on their own creations, adults can enjoy a plein air drawing lesson, and everyone can watch some truly inspiring kites take to the skies.
Wini Jacksoncelebrated advocate in service to children has pledged her support and time to include kids from group homes, county facilities, public schools, treatment centers, and special needs homes throughout Los Angeles. All leftover supplies donated for the event will be given to Urban Compass in Watts.
In past years, Otis Kite Festivals have included children from the organizations Urban Compass, Junior Blind of America, Childrens Bureau, and St. Judes Hospital.
The festival will take place directly north of the Santa Monica Pier, parking will be provided at the Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot for a fee of $ 12. Parking is available at public city lots and at the Pier. Entrance to the kite festival is free.
FOURTH ANNUAL OTIS KITE FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 11, 2014, 10AM 4PM
Santa Monica Pier
Parking at the North Parking Lot 1 $ 12
Admission is Free
PLEIN AIR DRAWING WORKSHOP
With Otis Faculty Member Gary Geraths
Saturday, April 11, 2014, 11AM 2PM
1450 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
EVENT SPONSORS The Hearst Foundations Art4Moore The Tides Foundation The Santa Monica Pier American Kite Flyers Association Reclaiming Our Youth Free Arts for Abused Children The Drachen Foundation The Home Depot The City of Santa Monica
ABOUT THE CREATIVE ACTION PROGRAM
The Creative Action Program at Otis College of Art and Design offers project-based courses that match multidisciplinary teams of students with local and international community partners. Creative Action courses introduce students to pressing environmental and social issues through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Through research, leadership, and collaboration, students focus their creativity on real-world problems. These skills are essential to the career of an artist or designer.
ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.
Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design. Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice,
ISLE OF MAN, UK (PRWEB UK)
10 July 2015
Southampton residents are being invited to view the exciting proposal that is set to breathe new life into the Royal Pier Waterfront and Mayflower Park areas of the city.
The public exhibition will unveil the latest details of the plan to link Southamptons Old Town with a vibrant and attractive new waterfront quarter created as a prime destination for residents and visitors alike.
The vision for the new Royal Pier Waterfront promises to deliver the most atmospheric urban waterfront experience on the South Coast, giving unprecedented access to the citys water-side and celebrating Southamptons unique heritage links with land, sea and sky.
Royal Pier Waterfront will include around 730 contemporary apartments; a major new 47,000 sq m (about 500,000 sq ft) high quality office development; 40-50 new shops, waterside restaurants, cafes and bars plus a gourmet Epicurean Market; a 250-bed, 4-5-star signature hotel and spa; a large casino with leisure and entertainment facilities (subject to licencing decisions); a civic, cultural / arts and technology hub; and car parking with 2,000 spaces. It will also enable the improvement of Mayflower Park, site of the world-renowned PSP Southampton Boat Show, and the creation of a soaring monument to Southamptons famous Spitfire aeroplane.
The ambitious development will include a network of attractive routes for pedestrians and cyclists to connect the city with the waterfront, and a range of high quality public spaces and squares where people can enjoy time next to the waterfront overlooking new boat moorings, marine activities and views across the Solent.
At the heart of the plan is an enhanced Mayflower Park to provide a landmark recreational asset for the city throughout the year.
Proposals for the park include an expanded 50,500 sq m (around 544,000 sq ft) area 16 per cent larger than the current site, providing a range of spaces for all. The park will also feature a play area with an interactive water feature; multi use games area; a 1,050 sq m (11,300 sq ft) timber boardwalk with waterfront seating and shelters to draw visitors towards the water; and caf
Cool Blue Customs Food Truck Enterprise Builder Announces New Food Truck Trading Website to Connect Buyers and Sellers of Food Trucks
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 11, 2015
Adding to their existing arsenal of Food Truck Enterprise building and manufacturing options including the Cool Blue Business Center, Cool Blue Customs, and now the Cool Blue Truck Trader, the stakes have risen as Cool Blue Customs is ramping up their plans to bring total turnkey operations to the Food Truck and Specialty Vehicle industry marketplaces.
After the success of our designs for Tasting Maine of Atlanta, ‘Jeremiahs Italian Ice of Orlando, FL and Street Spice Food Truck out of Charlotte, NC we wanted to step it up a bit and expand our connections to the industry as a whole. Launching a national web platform for those who are interested in learning what their food Truck is worth in and amongst many others seemed like the next logical step, says Todd Bluewater, President and CEO.
The good thing is that we are getting great response, and it is coming from a segment of the market that has seen great success on the street and have subsequently moved their operations into brick and mortars, Todd continues. What this ultimately means is many of the listings you will find on Cool Blue Truck Trader are successful out-of-the-box operations that have a proven track record for foodie success, and thats a good opportunity for anyone interested in getting in the business fast with all the tools in place to get you cookin, Todd finishes with a smile.
Cool Blue Truck Trader has already begun to show signs of great interest in the first several weeks alone, with hundreds of trucks currently being reviewed and approved for listing and thousands of visitors coming to the site since launch. With numbers like this pouring in, the platforms and options that the Cool Blue Customs team brings to you is having foodies everywhere stand up and take notice.
In addition to providing a platform for Food Truck Buyers and Food Truck Sellers to connect, Cool Blue Customs is offering Extreme Makeovers for Food Trucks for those who are interested in getting in the business, similar to what you would see with Ty Penningtons Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
It would be nice to be able to take existing projects and give the current or new owners a complete makeover with the newest in digital technologies, truck trakkers, 3D sculptures, web development and social marketing, says Todd.
Tim Bonner, owner of The Taza Truck and Cool Blue Customs Board Member states: As a successful food truck owner, we recognize that great food is always your number one draw. However, with the saturation of food trucks around the nation we’ve learned that branding, design and full throttle marketing efforts are as equal components as any other and that every food truck owner needs to have them in place in order to be successful. The Food Truck Enterprise package that Cool Blue Customs has put together provides complete turnkey solutions to both current and future food truck owners. We are excited to see what types of Buyers and Sellers a website like Cool Blue Truck Trader is going to be able to connect, and how we it can be used to facilitate a better food truck experience for everyone,” Tim adds.
To cap it off, Todd says, “The food truck industry is a virtual candyland of giant mobile canvases, all sitting there waiting to be magically transformed to ethereal heights never before imagined. To have all the tools and components we have put together finally interconnected and weaved for success is something worth talking about.”
And with that statement the team heads back to work planning their next Cool Blue Customs Food Truck Enterprise and attending to the exciting launch of Cool Blue Truck Trader.
About Cool Blue Truck Trader
Cool Blue Truck Trader online Food Truck Trading platform was founded to bring Buyers and Sellers of Food Trucks, Custom Buses, Specialty Vehicles and other custom vehicles together to create an online showcase of Food Trucks and other Specialty Vehicles and to set the stage for producing original Extreme Food Truck Makeovers. They are headquartered out of Orlando, FL with both Cool Blue Customs and the Cool Blue Business Center.
For more information on Cool Blue Truck Trader, please visit their website at http://www.coolbluetrucktrader.com.
About Cool Blue Customs and Cool Blue Business Center
Located in a boutique studio in Orlando, FL, Cool Blue Customs provides everything you need to launch a successful Food Truck Enterprise, including Design and Branding, 3D Visualization and Renderings, CAD Drawings, Business Plan Development, Menu Building and Nutritional Itemizations, Purchasing and Production, Digital Integrations, Website Development, Social Media and Marketing, Digital Printing, Promotional Products, Press Releases and much more.
For more information about Cool Blue Customs and the Cool Blue Business Center, visit their websites at http://www.coolbluecustoms.com and http://www.coolblueh2o.com and be sure to ‘Like’ them on facebook.com/coolbluecustoms,facebook.com/coolblueh2o, and twitter @coolbluecustoms.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Todd Bluewater at (877) 542-2422 or visit us on the web at http://www.coolbluetrucktrader.com.
Carneros, Napa and Sonoma, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2015
The non-profit Carneros Wine Alliance will host a Year of the Ram 30th Birthday Bash from 3:30-6:30pm on Saturday July 25, 2015, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the groups founding as well as the 2015 Year of the Ram (carneros in Spanish) in the Chinese zodiac calendar. This intimate event will feature a broad selection of Carneros wines paired with locally sourced appetizers from Stag Dining Group, a food and wine pairing experience from Fine & Rare, live music from the Max Bonnick trio, prizes and art at the stunning di Rosa property in the heart of Carneros. The event is open to the public and tickets are on sale here: http://bso.sh/dirosa_7_25
Festivities will include art-walking tours of di Rosas renowned Bay Area art collection, a hands-on craft table for guests to create their own cork-based wine country art, and a blind wine tasting contest. In addition, a raffle drawing every half hour will give away magnums of wine from CWAs members, which include Anaba, Artesa, Bouchaine Vineyards, Ca Momi winery, Carneros Hills Winery, Ceja Vineyards, Clos du Val, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Domaine Carneros, Hyde Vineyards, Nicholson Ranch, Poseidon’s Vineyard, Rams Gate, Saintsbury, Schug Carneros Estate, Starmont, The Donum Estate, Truchard, ZD Wines and others.
Carneros wineries will be on hand pouring current and library wines for guests to enjoy. Stag Dining Group will create seasonal appetizer stations and Fine & Rare will feature a local charcuterie and cheeses to pair with the blind Carneros wine tasting table.
When we founded the Carneros Wine Alliance 30 years ago we saw the potential for The Carneros AVA to be considered a leading appellation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, reflected Anne Moller-Racke, CWA president and president and winegrower of The Donum Estate in Carneros. Now, Carneros is known around the world as a producer of world-class wines and a wine capital in its own right. Im so very proud and honored to have been part of this history and Im looking forward to the next three decades of promoting our beautiful appellation and the wines that are created here.
As part of the 30th anniversary celebration, the Carneros Wine Alliance conducted an internal vineyard survey to analyze the current composition of area vineyards relative to the past, and help the Alliance in its efforts to protect and promote the distinction, diversity and quality of Carneros-grown wines. The survey reported that Chardonnay and Pinot Noir together represent approximately 90% of planted vineyard acres in the Carneros appellation, with the remaining 10% growing varietals ranging from Syrah and Merlot to the more unusual Marsanne, Roussane, Albari